90 Year Old Attacked by Alligator
A walk through her Florida garden turned into a fight for Margaret Webb's life. An 8 foot alligator lunged out of a 14 foot deep canal at the front of Webb's yard. Webb tried to run away but the alligator grabbed onto her before she was able to get away. The alligator mangled Webb's leg and was trying to pull her in. Webb had dug her fingers into the ground, hanging on for dear life. Luckily, neighbor Dwain Daniels was driving by in his truck. Daniels saw Webb halfway in the water, with the large gator. He stopped his truck, grabbed his rifle, and went to save Webb. "She’s the sweetest, strong-willed Christian woman there is. She’s as nice as the day is long,” Daniels said. “Everglades is like family, and it’s nothing I did that anybody else wouldn’t have done.”
He and Webb's son pulled Webb to safety away from the gator. Then Daniels got five shots at the alligator. Daniels believes he hit the alligator, and the animal went back into the canal.
Webb was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital, and is in critical condition. Doctors were unable to save her leg.
Two licensed wranglers spent hours last night and this morning looking for the alligator unsuccessfully. If Daniels did fatally wound the animal, it may be floating by the end of the week.
Most alligator attacks, though rare, are fatal. There were five alligator attacks in Florida this year. From Naplesnews.com.